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Decoupaged Soap – Christmas Themed

These soaps are SUPER easy, and extremely adorable.  You can do them for any season, or any decor that you want to use.  I hope you are all staying safe, Healthy and HAPPY!

First of all, I cleaned off my craft area.  Then I gathered all of my supplies.  I used bars of Dove soap, cute napkins, and decopage! First you start off by peeling away the upper most layer of the napkin you want to use.  Then take the decopage and put a thin layer all over the top of the soap.  Lay your napkin on the soap exactly how you want it to look, then use decopage again on the top of the napkin to seal it.  While it’s wet, gently pull away at the edges to pull it away from around the soap.  That’s it!  It’s such a simple craft!

Supplies:
Dove soap – Dollar Tree $1.00 per bar of soap
Cute napkins – you can find many small sets of napkins online.  Here is one example – $ 9.99 for 50 napkins https://www.amazon.com/Cocktail-Napkins-Disposable-Christmas-Holidays/dp/B07DPP63YB/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=christmas+napkins&link_code=qs&qid=1613152715&sourceid=Mozilla-search&sr=8-8&tag=mozilla-20
Decopage – Wal-Mart – $ 0.97 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Mod-Podge-CS15139-Sealer-Glue-and-Finish-Matte-Finish-Clear-2-fl-oz/52767167

Merry Christmas Truck

This little sign is just so cute!  It’s also extremely simple.  Pretty much all you need are the embellishments and some chalk paint and hot glue. As always, I hope you’re all staying safe, Healthy and HAPPY!!

First of all, I cleaned off my craft area.  Then I gathered all of my supplies.  I used a brownie pan (try to not get the non-stick kind, the paint wants to peel), white chalk paint, a little red truck with tree ornament, ribbon, some scrapbook paper, miniature trees, ribbon, wooden letters, gold gilding gel, E6000, hot glue gun, and embellishments. First I put on 2 coats of white chalk paint around all the sides and top of the pan.  I didn’t need to put it in the very middle because I was going to cover that with scrapbook paper anyway.  Then I put the paper in the pan upside down to trace the size to cut out.  Then I cut it out, cutting in just a tiny bit to make sure it fit in the bottom.  Then I attached it with E6000, and tacked the corners with hot glue to keep it in place.  Then I hot glued a small jenga block to the back of my truck ornament and then placed it on the lower left side of the pan with hot glue.  Then I took miniature trees and staggered them on the right side by hot gluing them to the bottom of the pan.  Then I added the bow on top, and Christmas tree lining around the outer edges with hot glue.  Then I painted my wooden letters white, and then used gold gilding gel and lightly used my finger to rub around the edges of the letters to make them pop  a little bit.  I placed them where I thought it would look good, then I hot glued them down as well. Finally I added some holly berries on the corners, and ribbon on the back to hang it.  If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me anytime!

Supplies:
Brownie Pan – Dollar Tree – $1.00
White Chalk Paint – Hobby Lobby – $1.99 https://www.hobbylobby.com/search/?text=white+chalk+paint&quickview=80958494
Red truck Ornament – Dollar Tree – $1.00
Ribbon – Hobby Lobby – $1.99  https://www.hobbylobby.com/search/?text=white+chalk+paint&quickview=80958494
Scrapbook paper – Hobby Lobby – $ 0.34 https://www.hobbylobby.com/search/?text=wood+scrapbook+paper&quickview=80985288
Holly with Berries – Target (Dollar Spot) – $3.00
Wooden Letters – Hobby Lobby – $ 4.49 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Painting-Surfaces/Wood/Wood-Letters—1-1-4/p/80821272
Golden gilding Gel – Amazon – $8.22 https://www.amazon.com/Viva-Decor-1-76-Ounce-Elegant-Beeswax/dp/B005BEGH0M/ref=sr_1_13?dchild=1&keywords=gold+rub&qid=1612834096&sr=8-13
Miniature Trees – Dollar General – $1.00 for 3
E-6000 – Walmart – $ 2.97 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Eclectic-E6000-Industrial-Adhesive-with-Precision-Tip-Clear-1-oz/52678045

Blue and White decoupaged Pumpkins

I actually think these are my favorite craft that I’ve created to date.  I adore the look of these. They are classic, and beautiful with so many decors.  I scoured around and found the blue and white napkins at various different places!  I hope you all stay safe, Healthy and HAPPY!

First of all, I cleaned off my craft area. Then I gathered all of my supplies.  I had 3 foam pumpkins from Dollar Tree, but you can purchase them anywhere pretty cheap.  I also used some acrylic paint, white chalk paint, Model Magic, my blue napkins and decoupage.  I used some ribbon to embellish them as well.  The first step was to remove my stems, then paint the pumpkins white with chalk paint (I used 2 coats).  It’s important you use chalk paint to make sure it adheres to the pumpkin and doesn’t peel off.  Then I created my stems.  I used a little bit of model magic and rolled it into a good size ball, then I cut that in 1/2.  After that I just molded the clay around the green stem and made them the way I wanted them to look. I then painted those with the chalk paint as well.  I used 2 coats.  I used the tooth picks to push them into something that would keep them up straight.  I let these dry overnight so the clay was hardened.  Then I painted each stem the color I wanted.  I used metallic silver and metallic blue.  Then you choose what napkins you want to use, and peel them apart until you only have the very top pretty layer left. Next, I put some decoupage into a Styrofoam bowl and used a paintbrush to cover the pumpkins one small section at a time and applied the napkins. I did this by cutting the napkins into sections that I wanted to use all around the pumpkin.  You may have to use decoupage at the very end to put on the pumpkins and use the paint brush to get the napkins to stay down on the pumpkins.  After this, I let these dry another day, and they were done.  I know the process takes a while, but to me it was worth it!

Supplies:

Foam Pumpkins: Dollar Tree: $1.00, or you can get 12 pumpkins online at Amazon: $14.99 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08G1KL67R/ref=sspa_dk_detail_3?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B08G1KL67R&pd_rd_w=KKi4l&pf_rd_p=b34bfa80-68f6-4e86-a996-32f7afe08deb&pd_rd_wg=jBni7&pf_rd_r=SV6N4M8BYQZ194JXHF8W&pd_rd_r=c5eae7f8-607d-4e8e-8ca3-11ffb032f3a5&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExNlcwM0dVQ1lRSkhEJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwODk2NjIxNU83Rk1MVVNXREo4JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAyOTQwMjExSkxNTUFPSFdQVUZOJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfZGV0YWlsJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
Napkins: (20 napkins) on Amazon – $5.99 https://www.amazon.com/Colored-Napkins-Shabby-Wedding-porcelain/dp/B07DT9B637/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=blue+and+white+napkins&qid=1612831384&s=home-garden&sr=1-2
White chalk paint: Hobby Lobby: $1.99 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Cottage-White-Home-Decor-Chalk-Paint/p/80958494
Metallic Paints: Hobby Lobby – $2.99 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Deep-Sapphire-Extreme-Sheen-Metallic-Paint/p/80937512
Ribbon Embellishment: Hobby Lobby – $1.99 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Fabric-Sewing/Ribbons-Trim/Ribbon/King-Blue-Double-Face-Satin-Ribbon—3-8%22/p/47020
Model Magic: Amazon – $3.49 https://www.amazon.com/Crayola-Lightweight-Modeling-Material-Decorate/dp/B00006IBOZ/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=model+magic+clay&qid=1612831763&sr=8-5

Blue Mandala Disk

These crafts take a good amount of time, but the final product is just so pretty. They really show so much creativity, and the end result is really satisfying.

First of all, I cleaned off my craft area.  Then I gathered all my materials.  I used a wooden disk, a stencil, chalk pencil, paints and paint brushes. First I painted the base color all over the top and sides.  Then once that was dry, I took the stencil and centered it.  I marked the lines with a chalk pencil. (That way you can just wipe them off when you finish) I start with a large dot in the middle and move outward with coordinating colors.  Varying in sizes in dots.  When I finished, and the paint was totally dry, I wiped off the remaining chalk lines with a baby wipe, but just a damp paper towel works too.  Some people like to coat it with mod podge to seal it.  I left mine as is. Enjoy!

 

Supplies:
Wooden Disk – Hobby Lobby – $2.40 (for 4) https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Castaway-FolkArt-Acrylic-Paint/p/80881819
Paints – Hobby Lobby – $1.59 each https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Castaway-FolkArt-Acrylic-Paint/p/80881819
Stencil – Etsy – $5.94 (for 4) https://www.etsy.com/listing/903981751/set-of-4-stencils-for-dot-handpainting?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=mandala+stencil&ref=sc_gallery-1-4&plkey=7616a1325c10bcca5d6f16e3b935830b9c00d2cb%3A903981751
White chalk pencil – Amazon – $5.81 (for 5) https://www.amazon.com/Pepperell-SLTCLK01-Slate-Pencils-Sharpener/dp/B011Q4NSEI/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=chalk+pencil&qid=1612076333&sr=8-4

Keurig Coffee Pod Holder

This is one craft that is a HUGE transformation from beginning to end!  I love this so much.  I intend on using this in my upcoming coffee nook to hold my Keurig Pod’s!  I wanna make a smaller version for tea bags soon.

First of all, I cleaned off my craft area.  Then I gathered all of my supplies.  I used a mesh trash can from Dollar Tree, a candy cane from Dollar tree, some zip ties, paint and embellishments! First, I completely unwrapped the candy cane to reveal just the plastic underneath.  The only part that I used was the top part where it curves, to make a “handle” for the cup.  I cut off the handle with heavy duty scissors. Then I took the trash can and used my hands to bend it into a “coffee cup” shape.  These baskets are pretty delicate, so go slow with this part.  After you’ve achieved the right shape, take zip ties and attach your plastic “handle” to the side where it looks right.  cut off the excess plastic on the zip ties, then paint the handle and zip ties black with chalk paint.  After this, I took a wooden tag, painted it black, then wrote “Coffee” in metallic marker.  I got some twine and attached it to the top!  I love how this turned out.  I know others have done a version of this, but I had to try it and share it!

 

Supplies:

Candy Cane – Dollar Tree – $1.00
Mesh Trash Can –  Dollar Tree – $1.00
Zip ties – Amazon – 4.99 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GK6P52V/ref=sspa_dk_hqp_detail_aax_0?psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzOTZURUtLWE5MOUQxJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwOTgyMDEyV1M0NTBZVU1aQUtMJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA5MzQyMDkzM1o4NFVHVjVaUkNRJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfaHFwX3NoYXJlZCZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
Black chalk paint – Hobby Lobby – $1.99 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08GK6P52V/ref=sspa_dk_hqp_detail_aax_0?psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzOTZURUtLWE5MOUQxJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwOTgyMDEyV1M0NTBZVU1aQUtMJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA5MzQyMDkzM1o4NFVHVjVaUkNRJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfaHFwX3NoYXJlZCZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
Wooden Tags – Dollar General – $1.00 (For 6)

Pine Cone Halloween Gnomes

These are super cheap and fun to make!  I made 24 of them for my daughter’s class to have for Halloween. They were a huge hit, and something they can save, if they want.

First of all, I cleaned off my craft area.  Then I gathered my supplies.  I used Halloween fabric, some polyfill, some various little Halloween embellishments, a lil wooden nose, some little pom poms, and of course the pinecone!  First I cut out the fabric in a way to where when I folded it together, it got smaller on the end. (Kind of a large triangle)  then I took my hot glue and after I folded the edges over I just glued it together.  Then before I put his hat on the pinecone (body), I stuffed it with some polyfill. After this, I put the hat on the pinecone, and pulled it down a bit all the way around.  I hot glued the sides and back on, but NOT the front yet.  After I put the nose under the hat where I wanted it, I glued it in place, then I glued the rest of the hat on the pinecone with hot glue.  After that I add various embellishments, like the pom poms at the bottom of the hat, and little pumpkins and bats and such!

 

Supplies:
Pinecone – Amazon – $11.91 (for 10) https://www.amazon.com/PineCones-Package-Natural-Crafting-Home/dp/B07YZNMSLX/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=pinecone&qid=1611973973&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzRlJCTlQ5N0E5MTEzJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNjA3MDA4Sk0xR0JINUZLNUU3JmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTAyNjc2MzEyNlo4VUc5WkdHNDVYJndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
Fabric – Jo-Ann Fabric – $5.99 / yard https://www.joann.com/skeleton-glow-in-the-dark-flannel-fabric/17418542.html
Wooden Ball – Amazon – $12.99 (for 600) https://www.amazon.com/200pcs-Natural-Wooden-Beads-16mm/dp/B08KFZ6BDF/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=wooden+bead&qid=1611974123&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEzRkU4WkI2RFA0RjlVJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNzYwMzIwUjVBMkhNOThINjIzJmVuY3J5cHRlZEFkSWQ9QTA4Mzc1MDEyR0dSVkNFT0NPUVQ4JndpZGdldE5hbWU9c3BfYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
Polyfill – Amazon – $4.97 https://www.amazon.com/Crafters-Choice-Polyester-Fiberfill-20-Ounces/dp/B003JKOV3K/ref=sr_1_10?dchild=1&keywords=polyfill&qid=1611974171&sr=8-10
Embellishments – All over

Halloween Onsies

These are super easy onsies that I made for the daughter of a very dear friend of mine.

First of all, I cleaned off my craft area. Next I created the vinyl designs I wanted on my cricuit.  After I weeded out the unnecessary areas in my vinyl, I put it on transfer paper.  I put it on the onsie where I wanted it placed and I used my cricut heat press to make them adhere to the onsie.  You can use an iron for that part.  You pull off the transfer tape, and that’s it!

 

Supplies:
Onsies, in the correct size: Amazon- $15.98 (for 8) https://www.amazon.com/Gerber-8-Pack-Short-Sleeve-Onesies-Bodysuit/dp/B07GG1P87H/ref=sr_1_2?dchild=1&keywords=onesie&qid=1611970864&sr=8-2
Red, Yellow and Black vinyl: Amazon – $9.34 – https://www.amazon.com/HTVRONT-Vinyl-Rolls-Heat-Transfer/dp/B089ZNXC3D/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=red+vinyl+htv&qid=1611970980&sr=8-5
Transfer Tape: Amazon – $16.99 https://www.amazon.com/Transfer-Tape-Vinyl-Alignment-Silhouette/dp/B084XC64GB/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?crid=2TSSLMVL03GZV&dchild=1&keywords=transfer+tape+for+vinyl&qid=1611971039&sprefix=transfer+tape%2Caps%2C180&sr=8-2-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyMko5QlNXS09HUk5LJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNTUwNzU0M0hFVUg4TVRRRjI2NyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwNzc4MTM0MlZMOUNQTkIySlBUSiZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=

Jenga Block Pumpkins

I know it’s been a while since I posted, but I really needed some time with my family, and Covid hit us pretty hard.  These are so simple and so adorable! These can be painted any color, so they can be used for Halloween or Thanksgiving or just Fall in general!  I painted some a cream color, and some pumpkin orange.  I put them on my 3 tier tray on display when I was finished with mine.

First I started with a clean area for my craft space, then I gathered all of my supplies. I used Jenga blocks that I purchased at Dollar Tree, but you can use any Jenga blocks you want.  I used the little square wooden blocks that Dollar tree sells for the stems.  I also used pumpkin colored paint, cream paint, and green for the stems.  I used floral wire and raffia for the finishing touches.  First I used hot glue put the blocks together.  If you want to make sure it is really secure, you might want to put some wood glue on as well.  After I got the “base” of the pumpkins made, I painted them orange.  Make sure you get all the nooks and crannies, top  and bottom.  I then painted the wooden squares green for the stems.  While those dried, I took my paint brush and just wrapped the floral wire around  the bottom of it to make the “stems” for the pumpkins.  I put the floral wire bottom of the stem inside the small hole. and secured it with hot glue, then I put the square green block on top for the stem with hot glue.  After this, I made a small bow with the raffia and secured that to the front with hot glue.  Then they were finished and SO adorable!

  • Jenga Blocks – Dollar Tree, but you can also purchase them at Amazon – $4.18
  • Floral Wire – Hobby Lobby – $3.99
  • Raffia – Walmart – $2.24
  • Wooden Square Blocks – Walmart – $6.98
  • Pumpkin chalk paint – Walmart – $.50
  • Green Apple Barrel Paint – Walmart – $.50

Teal Pumpkin Sign with Wooden Bead Halo

The next several posts, you’ll see this statement:  I am SO sorry it’s taken me so long to post these past several posts, but the holiday season with my family came first, and Covid hit us pretty hard.  This turned out so very pretty…. Everyone I showed the final product of this craft was in love.  I recommend that you make sure to use a somewhat thick piece of wire, so that it doesn’t bend very easy.

First, I covered my lap desk with clean postage paper.  I took the wooden pumpkin that I purchased at Dollar Tree, and I used my heat gun to heat up the panels and then pulled them off with a small chisel.  After pulling them off, I stained the bottom pumpkin part a little darker by putting the stain on, then wiping most of it off with a baby wipe.  Then I painted each of the panels a metallic green.  (Making sure to paint the sides as well)  While those dried, I took my wooden beads, and I put them in a bowl with paint that has some water in it to make it where the beads don’t have a super thick cover and just rolled them around, then took them out to dry.  I then just took some hot glue, and glued the  panels back where they belong and took some twine and wrapped it around the stem at the top, securing it in the back with hot glue.  I took a fairly large gauge wire and I threaded my white beads on it.  I bent it to the angle I liked, and secured it to the back of the pumpkin at the bottom on each side.  I purchased a “blessed” wooden saying at Hobby Lobby for 1/2 off, and hot glued that on the front at an angle.  After this, I finished it with a super cute “messy bow” that has little pom poms and burlap on it.  If you aren’t sure how to make a messy bow, YouTube has lots of videos on how to make one.  They really are probably the easiest way to make a really cute bow!  I sure hope you enjoy this craft as much as I did!

 

Wooden Pumpkin – Dollar Tree $1.00
Wooden Beads – Amazon – $12.99 for 200 https://www.amazon.com/200pcs-Natural-Wooden-Beads-16mm/dp/B08KFZ6BDF/ref=sr_1_2_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=wooden+bead&link_code=qs&qid=1610033936&sourceid=Mozilla-search&sr=8-2-spons&tag=mozilla-20&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUE5UVdEUTkwTjhXTVEmZW5jcnlwdGVkSWQ9QTA3NzQ2MTNTM0ozVEFLWTdNSk4mZW5jcnlwdGVkQWRJZD1BMDgzNzUwMTJHR1JWQ0VPQ09RVDgmd2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9hdGYmYWN0aW9uPWNsaWNrUmVkaXJlY3QmZG9Ob3RMb2dDbGljaz10cnVl
Blessed Sign  – Hobby Lobby $1.49 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Wood-Crafting/Unfinished-Wood/Blessed-Wood-Cutout/p/80823549
Twine – Amazon – $4.99 https://www.amazon.com/KINGLAKE-Natural-Christmas-Gardening-Applications/dp/B00WHXQIJA/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=twine&qid=1610034068&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&smid=A18R1YJVOL555M&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUEyRllZNjMwNEdBTTkzJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNjA5OTI2M1Y1WFRBOFBHRVkwTSZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUExMDMwNzEyMjVGVlFOUTcwUzQ1OSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
Wood Stain – Amazon – $12.82 https://www.amazon.com/FolkArt-Home-Decor-Ounce-34856/dp/B00RGFXB4Y/ref=sr_1_3?crid=34NOYV4DF41A9&dchild=1&keywords=wood+stain+for+crafts&qid=1610034760&sprefix=wood+stain%2Caps%2C178&sr=8-3
Cream Paint – WalMart – $.50 https://www.walmart.com/ip/Apple-Barrel-20505EX-Acrylic-Craft-Paint-Matte-Finish-Antique-White-2-fl-oz/36502370?selected=true
Metallic Paint – Hobby Lobby – $1.61 https://www.hobbylobby.com/Crafts-Hobbies/Stencils-Craft-Paints/Acrylic-Craft-Paints/Aqua-Ceramcoat-Select-Multi-Surface-Metallic-Paint/p/80881857
Wire – Walmart – $4.59 https://www.walmart.com/ip/100-Galvanized-Steel-Wire-22-Gauge/23636484

Pumpkin Wood Sign with Messy Bow

How absolutely adorable did this turn out!?!  I had an idea in my mind how I wanted it to look, but I didn’t know it would be THIS so darn cute!!

First I gathered my supplies and covered my lap desk with brown postage paper. I used a wooden pumpkin that I got at Dollar Tree, paper that I purchased at Hobby Lobby, orange paint Mod Podge, a sanding block, twine and ribbon that I already had on hand from random various places.  The first step was to take the panels off by using my heat gun to heat up the glue underneath and then pry them off.  Then I painted the pumpkin underneath orange.  I diluted the orange paint with some water.  I didn’t want it to be a really harsh orange color, then I wiped off the excess paint.  I really like the color that it created.  For the panels, I traced them on the back of my pumpkin paper and then cut them out.  Then I used Mod Podge to attach them to the front of my panels and then used a sanding block to make the sides even.  Then I put the panels back on with hot glue and took twine around the stem and kept it on with hot glue as well.  I made my “messy bow” with just some various ribbon and pearl strands I had laying around.  I really didn’t buy anything for this project.  It turned out just adorbs in my opinion!